Wednesday, November 26, 2008

things that perplex me

Why is the male equivalent of chick lit called lad lit? Shouldn't it be called dick lit?

Why is passive-aggression so under-rated? It's one of the most effective and satisfying life strategies ever invented.

How did the Resident Offspring get to be so smart?

Okay, that last one was just a lead in for me to brag about how she won TWO awards at school last night. Thus far her winning streak for Film Studies awards remains unbroken and if she takes the grade 12 prize as well, I'm thinking that she is definitely considering the right major for university.

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! May your glorious bird be tender and golden, your dinner companions sparkling and urbane, and may someone else insist on cleaning up.



Answers (you did want answers right?):

1) it is called Dick Lit. At least by me. Film's of the same genre are called Dick Flicks. Like that piece of trash I rented and actually watched last weekend, Tropic Thunder. 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. Only saving grace was Robert Downey Jr.

2) Passive -aggressive people are my biggest pet peeve. It is only satisfying for the person being Pass-agg. Maybe if I gave in to my urge to beat the crap out of them I too would find it satisfying. ;)

3) Methinks her parents genes. Bravo to the RO. She is an amazing grrrrrrllll! I'm sure she will succeed at anything she puts her mind to.

Deb said...

Message to Eva: You rock (still. again. always)

(I think WV just tried to tell me I'm sexy?)

Bubs said...

Chick lit's male equivalent is properly called "lad lit". If the male version were called "dick lit", should the female version be called...well, you know.

And thank you for your appreciation of passive aggression, one of the greatest coping mechanisms ever given to us.

Karen's Mouth said...

Muchos congrats to the RO. Clever lady. These are exciting times!

allison said...

Congrats to the RO!!

I love to see another film student shine. :)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

How did your kid get to be so smart? Lookin the mirror sister.

Remi said...

Lad lit is kind of a failed marketing initiative. I can't really name another 'lad lit' author that anyone reads besides Nick Hornby. He's kind of a genre of one.

Dick lit, to me, is more the Tom Clancy type stuff, the suspense/action/thrillers that spend all their time fetishizing guns and very little time dealing with actual women.

Gifted Typist said...

Bubs, hhahahahaha.

Yes, Dick lit is far more poetic than lad lit.

Here's what perplexes me: why turkey?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Robert Downey Jr can save just about anything, as far as I am concerned, Urban. He's Iron Man, for christ's sake!
THAT's why passive aggression works soooo well! It's a double whammy!
It may be despite her parents' genes, but she's a keeper.

WV knows what it is talking about, Deb!
And she does rock, doesn't she?

hahaha oh I see where you are going there, Bubs. Point taken.
I'm with you, my brother in passive agressivality!

Way too clever for her doddering old mother, Kees!

You can be her mentor or something, Al!

Only if the Spousal Unit is standing behind me does that theory hold water, Dr M, but you are so sweet for saying it.

You may very well be onto something there, Remi, Dick lit is certainly more suitable for macho-type literature.
And poor Nick Hornby, he must get so lonely at those lad lit conferences.

It almost rhymes, Gifted, that has to count for something.
Why not turkey? I could eat turkey every day!

mister anchovy said...

lad lit? I've never heard that.

BeckEye said...

Maybe dick lit sounds too much like dick lick.

Remi said...

Now that's a whole other genre.

Volly said...

Congrats to Resident Offspring! Happy Last Thursday of November Day!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They've got a name for everything these days, Mister Anchovy.

There's always that danger, Beckeye. Ummmm, what Remi said...

And a lucrative one too, Remi.

Thanks, Volly!